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Burundi Elevation Map

Burundi is a landlocked country in East Africa with a varied topography.


The eastern part of Burundi is dominated by mountains and highlands, with elevations ranging between 1,400 and 2,700 meters. This region has steep slopes and deep valleys, with narrow ridges and gorges cutting through the landscape.


The central region of Burundi is made up of a plateau with an average elevation of around 1,500 meters. This area is characterized by rolling hills, with forests and grasslands covering most of the surface.

The western part of Burundi is a low-lying region that gradually slopes towards Lake Tanganyika. This area has an elevation of around 800 meters and is mostly covered by savannas and small patches of forest.

Highest point

The highest point in Burundi is Mount Heha, which is located in the Bururi Province and has an elevation of 2,670 meters.

Lowest point

The lowest point in Burundi is the Kagera River, which forms the border with Tanzania and has an elevation of 772 meters.

Similar landscape

Burundi's elevation map is similar to that of neighboring Rwanda and Tanzania, which also have a mix of highlands and lowlands.

Popular cities

See here a list of 10 cities in Burundi and their elevation above sea level.